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BSUS 7402 - Scientific Report Writing and Capstone Project Delivery

Sustainable Business Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This is the second of a two-part Capstone experience that began with BSUS 7401 and focuses on helping an industry client address a sustainable business challenge or innovation opportunity. During this course, students conduct primary research in support of their Capstone project, as well as additional secondary research to validate and extend results . Collected data is managed and interpreted, and a technical analysis is completed drawing on accepted tools and best practices from sustainable business theory and practice. Students develop a communication strategy and communicate results through a final Capstone report, other desired deliverable(s), and a professional presentation at the end of the term. ​


BSUS 7401





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 83227

Wed Jan 08 - Wed May 20 20 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Mar 25 Wed 17:30 - 19:20 DTC Rm. 464
Jan 08 - May 20 Online
Apr 01 - May 20 Wed 17:30 - 21:30 DTC



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Students not enrolled in the full-time or part-time Sustainable Business Leadership program require permission to enroll in this course. To enroll, please contact Tessa Jordan, Program Head at Combination of in-class and online.

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Learn why.


16 seats available as of Oct 23, 2019 2:31 pm (PDT). Of these 16, 12 are currently reserved for domestic students only. Availability may change at any time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills with growing levels of proficiency and independence throughout the term related to project planning, client communication, and report production.
  • Apply primary research methods informed by scientific literature, including interviews, surveys and/or focus groups to address a sustainable business knowledge gap.
  • Undertake secondary research in order to validate and extend findings that emerge from primary data collection.
  • Study and execute data management, analysis, and interpretation following best practices in sustainable business theory and practice.
  • Apply relevant sustainable business frameworks, evaluation criteria, and systems thinking techniques to ensure recommendations are feasible yet make strong sustainability contributions.
  • Develop a professionally formatted consulting report outline.
  • Conduct peer editing of draft Capstone reports.
  • Develop a final Capstone report and related deliverable(s) following scientific and consulting reporting standards.
  • Present the highlights of research undertaken and recommendations developed to Client(s) and other relevant stakeholders.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

BSUS 7402 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Business Administration
  2. Sustainable Business Leadership
    Full-time/Part-time   Advanced Certificate


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